Featured Deceased Vancouver Island Freemason For May 2017 – Eli Harrison Jr. (1852-1930)

As part of our Vancouver Island Masonic History Project we are starting a monthly feature highlighting a deceased Vancouver Island Freemason who has played a role in Vancouver Island history.

This is our second such post. Our Featured Deceased Vancouver Island Freemason for May 2017 is Eli Harrison Jr. (1852-1930), a member of Vancouver & Quadra Lodge No. 2 and a former Supreme Court Judge in Nanaimo.

Judge Eli Harrison Jr.
Judge Eli Harrison Jr.

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Featured Deceased Member of Temple Lodge No. 33 For May 2017 – Ormond Towers Smythe (1882-1948)

Each month Temple Lodge No. 33 featured a Deceased Brother as a way remembering our Deceased Brethren while highlighting the contributions Temple Lodge No. 33 members have made to Duncan and the Cowichan Valley.

The Featured Deceased member of Temple Lodge No. 33 for May 2017 is Ormond Towers Smythe (1882-1948), one of the ten Freemasons who have served as Mayor of Duncan.

Ormond Towers Smythe, Mayor of Duncan 1914-16, 1923
Ormond Towers Smythe, Mayor of Duncan 1914-16, 1923 (photo courtesy of City of Duncan)

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